Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka today in their fourth match of this World Cup. Tigers secured one victory in their previous three matches. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have one victory and one defeat so far in their World Cup journey. The other match was abandoned due to rain.
Whatever the statistics are, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in this World Cup are two opposite sides of the coin. The current coach of Sri Lanka created the golden age of Bangladesh’s cricket. However, the Lankans who are passing a transition period have come to England with an inexperienced team.
Sri Lankan Coach Chandika Hathurusingha is well known about the Tigers team. He faced his former disciples in the Nidahas Trophy. Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka with the present squad. Will a similar event take place this time? Or will a depressed Lankan team shock Bangladesh?
Head to Head:
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have faced 44 times in one-day international cricket. Out of which, Sri Lanka got the victory in 36 matches and 6 matches were won by the Tigers. Besides, two matches saw no result.
World Cup Head to Head:
Tigers’ success in World Cup history with the Lankan Lions is zero. Bangladesh-Sri Lanka faced each other three times in World Cup. Lankan have the last smile in all three matches.
Highest and lowest score:
In the one-day internationals, Bangladesh’s highest score against Sri Lankan is 324. SL scored 357 runs against the tigers which is their highest total. On the other hand, Sri Lanka`s lowest score is 147 runs, while Bangladesh`s lowest score is 76.
Top five run-scorers:
Four of the top five run-procurers in ODIs between the two teams are Sri Lankan. Kumar Sangakkara with 1206, Sanath Jayasuriya with 1030, Upul Tharanga with 879, and Tillakaratne Dilshan with 859 are in the top four. Tamim Iqbal is in fifth place with 643 runs.
Kumar Sangakkara again gets the top position in securing most half-centuries in ODIs between the two teams. This legendary batsman has 11 half-centuries against Bangladesh.
Top five-wicket hunters:
Muttiah Muralitharan is on the top with 31 wickets and Bangladeshi captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is in the second position with 24 wickets.
Kumar Sangakkara has made most dismissals with 43 catches and 6 stumpings from 31 matches. Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh is in the next position. He has taken 19 catches and a total of 21 dismissals with 2 stumpings.
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene took 18 catches in 26 matches against Bangladesh.
Kumar Sangakkara has been seen in the field for most matches in the ODI format of the two teams. He has played 31 matches against Bangladesh. Besides, Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim have played 26 matches against Sri Lanka.
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